Melody Haynes Hudson of Arden passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 31st, 2022. Melody was born on June 7th, 1972, to the late Elizabeth Ann Huntley of Arden, North Carolina, and the late Leonard Hascue Haynes of Waynesville, North Carolina. Melody was born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Rodney Lauren Huntley; grandson, Blake Tyler Flood; sister-in-law, Roxanna Ramsey; and her grandparents, Ruby and Hascue Haynes, who she loved dearly.
After working many years for Volvo Construction Equipment before their shutdown in 2010, Melody spent the last several years caring for her family members. Melody had such a precious heart and enjoyed caring for the people who were closest to her so much that she donated her kidney to her late stepfather, Rodney Lauren Huntley. Melody was an avid gardener, loved to dance with her husband and enjoyed writing. One of her greatest joys in life was the role of being a “Grammy” and taking care of her grandchildren. Melody had the best sense of humor and was always the one trying to get people to smile and dance.
Melody is survived by her husband, Scott Hudson of Arden, who she loved tremendously. She is also survived by her two kids, Sara Scott (Justin) of Candler, North Carolina, and Evan Flood (Jackie) of Concord, North Carolina; four brothers, Tim Ramsey (Kim) of Westminister, South Carolina, Johnny Ramsey of Fletcher, North Carolina, Michael Haynes of Waynesville, North Carolina, and Victor Haynes of Waynesville, North Carolina; five grandkids, Spencer, Peyton, Samuel, Tessa and Tyler; a nephew, Jonathan Ramsey, who she considered to be one of her own; and many cousins. Most of all, Melody is survived by her beloved pit bull, Nina, who she loved with all her heart and would probably consider to be her favorite child and best friend. Melody’s children would like to extend a sincere thank you to Scott Hudson (Pappy) for taking amazing care of our mom the last several years. You were truly her rock, and we all love you very deeply.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to any mental health awareness group as our mom was a very big advocate for mental health.